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Cnr Aurora Drive and Centenary Boulevard, Umhlanga Rocks 4319 South Africa
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A contemporary interior design of fusing water features. The colours and textures of natural reed, sets the mood of the newly opened Garden Court uMhlanga. This hotel is ideally situated in uMhlanga Rocks. Within close proximity to the Gateway Shopping Centre and popular uMhlanga beaches. The hotel offers spacious guest areas with business and internet facilities to cater for business travelers.The hotel boasts a lush courtyard that offers guests a heated pool with a play-ledge for young children to enjoy. The gym facility on the 5th floor will ensure that health fanatics are also catered for.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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N3 Aviation wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa56 contributions5 helpful votes
The location is good within the Gateway precinct, which is convenient. Rooms are standard for the type of hotel. When fully occupied during high season it can be quite noisy. Staff and service are average. Nothing above the minimum one would expect.
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Date of stay: December 2021
George Bosman wrote a review Oct 2021
Meyerton, South Africa50 contributions26 helpful votes
We book at the Garden Court Umhlanga .during Covid . It is clear that Management don't care about this place anymore ,once one off the best Hotels in Umhlanga .but certainly going backwards ,Drug dealers make a living out of Umhlanga . People eating on the entrance outside off the Hotel Management just don't care
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Naazia M wrote a review Oct 2021
Lenasia, South Africa151 contributions74 helpful votes
✔️Speedy and smooth check-in process ✔️Friendly staff ✔️Variety of foods at breakfast ✔️Meat and Veg foods kept separate ✔️Amazing heated pool - The highlight of the trip ✔️Room and surrounds clean and neat ✔️Spacious room and bathroom ✔️Close to gateway
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Eric M wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We have stayed here about 6 times over the last couple of years and on the last two occasions, the faculty has not lived up to expectations. The service to the room, we had to remind them several times that there was four of us and we therefore needed four towels. There is a water saving message in the bathroom, but after we had no hot water in the shower, the maintenance guys said we need to run the hot water in the basin, bath and shower at the same time to get hot water to the shower - bizarre. The Aircon worked intermittently, last night it was so hot that the chocolates that we bought melted. It was that or ice cold. Then the last was the dirty swimming pool, that stank. It was so bad that the smell dried into my swimming trunks. There is no supervision of guests at the pool which made it unpleasant with unruly children and no social distancing to talk of. I don't think we will be back. We came here to this more expensive facility for the breakfast and heated pool, it wasn't worth it
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Dr Ash wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Clean, friendly staff, convenient location. Close to Gateway. But.. 1. Family room is too small. Just good enough to go sleep in there. Can't really spend time in the room if you not in there to sleep. 2. Photos on website don't do justice to the place. It's much smaller then what it's perceived to look like. Pool is tiny. They say pool closes at 7pm but it's so dark after 6pm that you can't use it. Only good thing about the pool is that it's heated. 3. Breakfast doesnt live up to the hype. Compared to other tsogo sun hotels in the area this place had the most limited options available. No cheese at all. Coffee was probably the worst I've had. They only had instant coffee available. 4. Parking is limited. You will be lucky to find a spot if you go spend the evening out and come back by 10pm hoping to find a parking spot. 5. No sauna, no steam baths, no other activities at the hotel besides the pool - which is only good enough for kids! You can see that they trying to save on costs.. but unfortunately they have lost me as a customer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Candice21 wrote a review Sep 2020
Sandton, South Africa453 contributions94 helpful votes
Booking a town hotel when coming to the beach isn’t our normal routine. We were pleasantly surprised firstly by the comfort of our room but mostly by the friendliness of the staff and willingness to assist. Some of the usual hotel services have been removed or considerably restricted with the Covid protocols- they have managed well albeit they could probably do with more staff. The time taken was slow but it’s due to the increase paperwork etc. that needs to be completed. We have had an excellent trip. Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Louis wrote a review Mar 2020
Pretoria, South Africa21 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for a few days at the Garden Court Umhlanga and didn’t regret our choice for one moment. Staff was super friendly and helpful. Rooms are well equipped and neat. Our room had 2 queen size beds which were comfortable. Amenities were good, heated pool fantastic for (especially) the kids and overall the facility was clean. Basic Gym facility with modern equipment. Breakfast buffet is excellent. Gateway Mall and other restaurants and facilities are in walking distance which makes for fantastic location overall. Give it a try!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
AishaAlMauly wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
I had a great stay at Garden Court Umhlanga. The Hotel is very close to Gateway Mall (5 minute walk) the Biggest Mall in Durban! The environment is very apealing, staff were amazing and the Hotel is very clean! I would definately recomend this for my family and friends.
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
anthonyna2020 wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Briliiant service, with great views from the room. Front desk reception staff are awesome and always happy to make your stay special. Easy access to Durban central and surrounding areas with the airport within a stone throws distance.
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled
Response from grdncrtmill, Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Dear anthonyna2020, Thank you very much for your feedback which we have received via the tripadvisor platform after your recent stay at the Garden Court in uMhlanga Rocks. We do value your support and custom. We are delighted to see that you have found our hotel and location to be suitable to you're requirements and that you enjoyed the time that you spent at our hotel. It was a pleasure for us to host you at our property and we do hope to see you once again when you are next in the uMhlanga area. Please do feel free to contact me should I be able to be be of any further assistance to you. Kind Regards. Lance Dixon. Garden Court uMhlanga.
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Kamlesh G wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, South Africa15 contributions2 helpful votes
We always frequent this establishment in Umhlanga mainly for the convenient location, safety as well as the heated pool.Upon request vegetarian options are arranged for breakfast. Kuben the chef has excellent customer service skills as well as world class culinary experience. Well done and thank you for the assistance. Mr Mr Sikakane the chief executive security officer ensures that guest safety and convenience is his priority. Thank you
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from grdncrtmill, Manager at Garden Court Umhlanga
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Dear 716kamleshg, Thank you for your positive response to your recent stay at the Garden Court in uMhlanga Rocks. We continue to value your extended and ongoing relationship with our hotel . I am happy to see that your stay has gone well and we are grateful to you for specifically nominating Kuben Chetty a member of the kitchen brigade and Officer Sikokane our front of house security officer for having made a positive impact on your stay I will make a point of sharing this with both of them and I know that they will both be extremely grateful for your generous acknowledgement. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you. Kind Regards. Lance Dixon. Garden Court uMhlanga.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Garden Court Umhlanga
Which popular attractions are close to Garden Court Umhlanga?
Nearby attractions include Gateway Theatre of Shopping (0.4 km), The Barnyard Theatre (0.5 km), and Wavepark Gateway (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Garden Court Umhlanga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mozambik Gateway, Circus Circus Cafe, and Butcher Block.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Garden Court Umhlanga have airport transportation?
Yes, Garden Court Umhlanga offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Garden Court Umhlanga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Garden Court Umhlanga offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Garden Court Umhlanga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.